- Who?Groups of at least 5
- When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
- Where? Nanyuki, Kenya
Volunteering in Kenya is a truly worthwhile experience. On a group trip in medicine, you will get to experience medical care in a developing country, often working with some of the most in need. You are also working in an iconic country, full of beauty, and steeped in culture and tradition.
As a group, you will have the opportunity to experience a number of medical facilities and departments in local hospitals and clinics. You may have the opportunity to work in family planning and labour wards, and assist with ward rounds where you get to experience a variety of tropical diseases and illnesses you would not experience in your home country. You will take part in a few workshops in, for example, tropical diseases, childhood diseases, and wilderness first aid.
Groups also have the opportunity to take part in medical outreach projects. You could help in a school or orphanage and carry out basic health checks and teach children basic essential hygiene. You may go into a community that has no ready available access to medical care and help treat minor injuries and ailments, and help with vaccinations.
Your experience on a group trip to Kenya will be wide and varied and you will experience a lot. And learn much about medicine and how it is approached in under resourced hospitals. As a group, you will really make a difference, particularly on the outreach programmes.
You will stay in apartments or hostels in Nanyuki, and in your spare time you will get to experience much of the local area, including a Maasai market, and also have the chance to visit some of the iconic countryside, be it a beautiful crystal clear lake, an ancient volcanic crater or a stunning national park. You will also take part in a Swahili workshop where you will learn the basics, as well as some important medical terminology.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
First week (Click for details)
DAY TIME ACTIVITY Sunday (1) Airport pick up and transfer to accommodation Monday (2) 9:00am- 11:00am Office Induction 11:00am-13:00pm Lunch 14:00am-16:00pm Town Induction and internet 16:00pm-17:00pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Tuesday (3) 9:00am-11:00pm Workshop at the hospital topic: First Aid 11:00am-13:00pm Visit rounds of hospital 13:00pm-14:00pm Lunch 15:00pm-17:00pm Swahili workshop medical terms 17:00pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Wednesday (4) 8:00am-9:30am Red Cross tour of PGH 9:30am-12:00pm Assisting with ward rounds and tours of PGH 12:30pm-14:00pm Lunch 14:30pm-16:30pm Outreach preparation Workshop 17.00pm – 18.00pm Traditional dancing 18.00pm-20:00pm Dinner at restaurant 20:00pm Drop off Thursday (5) 9:00am-16:30pm Medical Outreach Packed lunch 17:30pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Friday (6) 9:00am-16:00pm Wilderness First Aid and evacuation workshop and training Accommodation packed lunch 16:00pm-18:00pm Shopping for safari/internet 18:00pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Saturday (7) Time to be arranged – early! Day trip to Lakes Bogoria and Baringo Packed lunch Staying the night at accommodation
Second week (Click for details)
DAY TIME ACTIVITY Sunday (8) Lake Nakuru Safari 17.00pm Packed lunch Dinner at accommodation Monday (9) 9:00am-12:00pm Visit family planning clinic/labour ward / mother + baby clinic 12:00pm-13:30pm Lunch 14.00pm-16:30pm Pre + post natal care, family planning workshop 17:00pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Tuesday (10) 9.00am-12:00pm Workshop: Common diseases of children in Kenya 12:00pm-13:30pm Lunch 14:00pm-16:30pm First Aid/Wound cleaning in Okoa Mtoto 17.00pm Drop off Dinner at accommodation Wednesday (11) 9:00am-12:00pm Maternity Ward rounds/ assisting in Maternity Clinic 12:00pm-13:30pm Lunch at home 14:00-18:00 Trip to Thomson Falls 18:00 Drop off Dinner at accommodation Thursday (12) 9:00am-11:00am Tropical infectious diseases workshop 11:00am-13:30pm Ward rounds 13:30pm- 17:00pm Lunch/ freshen up 17:30pm – 20:00pm Dinner at restaurant 20:00pm Drop off Friday (13) 9:00am-12:00pm Visiting orphanage to perform wound cleaning/ teeth brushing outreach 12:00pm-13:30pm Lunch 13:30pm- 16:00pm Shopping at Masai market 16:00pm Drop off/packing Dinner at accommodation Saturday (14) Airport drop off